Program Highlights

Get informed and inspired by more than 75 sessions with world-renowned experts to create a personalized learning experience for each attendee. The program sessions below are a highlight, but there is a lot more to the two and a half-day experience of HA CONNECT.


New Participant Orientation

If this is your first time attending HA CONNECT, or if you’ve come to Conference on your own and you want to make some connections early, be sure to attend this introductory session. This session will give you an opportunity to meet others, hear ideas about how to get the most from Conference and know what to expect over the next few days.

We are glad you are here!

Welcome Reception

Reunite with old friends and make new connections! This is the time conference attendees, speakers, and exhibitors meet for the very first time.

Making Connections - Person to Person (Interpersonal Connection Sessions)

The power of community! Meet individuals like yourself who share similar situations living with or caring for someone with a neurological condition, and learn from their personal experiences and knowledge. Then share a few ideas yourself. What you know might make a difference in someone’s life.

Join us! Learn, share, connect!

Plenary and Educational Sessions

Cornerstone educational sessions will be led by our team of health professionals, researchers and service providers. This extensive program will cover topics of interest to all members of the hydrocephalus community, comprised of interactive sessions, research updates, and educational seminars.

Presentations will be offered through a high-level program including plenary sessions, panels, workshops with open discussion, and small round tables to allow for intimate learning opportunities on topics such as diagnosis, treatment and living with hydrocephalus. Learn the best strategies and share your insights for living and coping effectively with hydrocephalus.

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Interactive Exhibit Hall

Touch a shunt, perform an ETV, and measure the flow of your CSF. So many cool exhibitors will be bringing their products to our National Conference on Hydrocephalus for hands-on exhibits and your chance to ask questions.

Kids Camp

HA CONNECT has a place for everyone. Sign your child up for fun activities so you can attend the conference sessions and socialize with other adults while your child is having a wonderful experience with people who may become lifelong friends.

Family Dinner Dance

Our family dinner dance brings us together to celebrate our community.

Talent Show

We know you have it – so now it’s time to show it off! Announcing HA CONNECT’s Talent Show! This popular event kicks off our family Dinner Dance on Saturday night. This event is open to all conference participants. Bring your taps shoes, magic tricks, or whatever your talent may be and prepare to WOW us! The stage is yours!